Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Brown, Laurel E.

Second Advisor

Williams, Tracey L.

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet


This correlational descriptive research was focused on the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth within the foster care system. Specifically it studied how the demographic factors of age, race, sexual identity, and refferal source impact their lengths of stay in a group home and discharge destinations. It is hoped that the findings will assist further research and lead to greater success in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable population within the scope of social work practice.

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